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« Reply #200 on: June 08, 2014, 10:47:00 PM »

I liked all of Dean Koontz books as well

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« Reply #201 on: June 11, 2014, 02:39:35 AM »

Hey Baz
Im just reading a book that is in your area of the world, its based on Long Island on the Gold Coast

The Gate House by Nelson Demille, Im enjoying it  :)

Its funny cos I live near the Gold Coast, Queensland
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« Reply #202 on: June 11, 2014, 02:56:05 AM »

Yeah, Kev.  The North Shore of Long Island from Great Neck to Huntington.  A lot of money and BIG mansions there!
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« Reply #203 on: June 13, 2014, 02:15:01 AM »

He died quite young last year and the last few years didn't write, I think Crickley Hall was his last in 2006 if Im not mistaken

Finished Crickley Hall. Good read. I love a good haunted house story.

Might move on to Creed next. It's like being 18 again.
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« Reply #204 on: June 13, 2014, 09:20:22 AM »

Yeah, Kev.  The North Shore of Long Island from Great Neck to Huntington.  A lot of money and BIG mansions there!

all those rich people with Horses and Ferrari's you mean ?
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« Reply #205 on: June 13, 2014, 09:21:37 AM »

Finished Crickley Hall. Good read. I love a good haunted house story.

Might move on to Creed next. It's like being 18 again.

Blimey moog that was quick   :o
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« Reply #206 on: June 13, 2014, 10:19:46 AM »

 :angel:
Blimey moog that was quick   :o

I'm more of a gulper than a sipper when it comes to books.
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« Reply #207 on: June 13, 2014, 02:14:17 PM »

Finished Crickley Hall. Good read. I love a good haunted house story.


I have that one sitting right here; I ordered it last week. I'm itching to start it, but I'm determined to save it for the flight/cruise. It's getting hard, though, to keep my hands off it!
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« Reply #208 on: June 13, 2014, 10:56:06 PM »

I have that one sitting right here; I ordered it last week. I'm itching to start it, but I'm determined to save it for the flight/cruise. It's getting hard, though, to keep my hands off it!

One thing I like about James Herbert is that even though his books are horror category, there is always historical significance and real social issues within them

Its not just 'family buys house cheap and its haunted and weird things happen'

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« Reply #209 on: June 13, 2014, 11:01:32 PM »

One thing I like about James Herbert is that even though his books are horror category, there is always historical significance and real social issues within them

Its not just 'family buys house cheap and its haunted and weird things happen'

He also could be an amusing writer. Creed I've just started but it has sardonic humour all through it.

I'm having a varied morning. Reading Creed, watching Australia in the World Cup and researching Beatle statistics.

Who says we guys can't multitask.
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« Reply #210 on: June 14, 2014, 01:34:07 AM »

He also could be an amusing writer. Creed I've just started but it has sardonic humour all through it.

I'm having a varied morning. Reading Creed, watching Australia in the World Cup and researching Beatle statistics.

Who says we guys can't multitask.

shame we lost that game

Im now studying my new phone - htc desire, its like a portable flat screen  tv  ;D
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« Reply #211 on: June 14, 2014, 01:42:07 AM »

shame we lost that game

Im now studying my new phone - htc desire, its like a portable flat screen  tv  ;D

Yes. We played better than I expected. And at least were in it til the last couple of minutes. I thought we were going to be flogged after Chile's two early goals.

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« Reply #212 on: June 24, 2014, 08:14:02 PM »



Just finished Douglas Preston's The Kraken Project. It started off slowly, but then got quite good, and very touching. He even through in a funny Beatles reference. I think I've mentioned this, but he and Lincoln Child (both solo books and their coauthored ones) are the only authors, other than Sophie Kinsella, that I buy in hardcover. They're that good. (IMO.)
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« Reply #213 on: July 11, 2014, 01:27:52 PM »

are there any James Herbert fans on here, I love all his books, when I was younger I couldn't put them down.

'The Secret of Crickley Hall' 


I started this one last night, Kevin, and couldn't put it down! Was up past midnight reading.
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« Reply #214 on: July 11, 2014, 11:38:16 PM »

I started this one last night, Kevin, and couldn't put it down! Was up past midnight reading.

I love his books Kathy, glad you like it,  and sorry for the lack of sleep  ;D
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« Reply #215 on: July 12, 2014, 03:31:03 AM »

I love his books Kathy, glad you like it,  and sorry for the lack of sleep  ;D

I've started Moon (thanks for the book btw Nim). Pretty horrific concept. Which being a horror book is appropriate of course.

I'm enjoying getting reacquainted with James H. Although I have to admit I tend to skip through his sex scenes. Must be advanced middle age getting to me. An impatient, stop shagging the girl and get to the good bits, attitude.
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« Reply #216 on: July 12, 2014, 07:15:50 AM »

Anyone read 'Absolute Beginners' by Colin MacInnes?
I re-read it on holiday and it really captures that pre-Beatles era, specifically 1958, in Britain.
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« Reply #217 on: July 12, 2014, 01:41:36 PM »


I haven't read it, but it looks really good! Just added it to my wish list on Amazon so when finances are better I can quickly order it.
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« Reply #218 on: July 22, 2014, 06:57:06 AM »

I started George Orwell's Keep the Aspidistra Flying. It's really entertaining so far. Orwell has a really good writing style - always loved it
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« Reply #219 on: July 22, 2014, 10:44:29 AM »

The only time I've ever heard the word Aspadistra is in the fadeout of one of McCartney's song. "It's the biggest Aspadistra...." I though it might be a word he just made up!
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